Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is offering two free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to the public. Already over 6,000 executives, professors and students have enrolled, and we invite you to join them.
The MOOCs are hosted on the Canvas.net platform and are taught by Kirk O. Hanson, longtime professor of business ethics at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Santa Clara University.
COURSE 1: BUSINESS ETHICS FOR THE
This course explores the nature of ethics, its role in a business career, and how to make practical ethical decisions. Course runs February 8-June 14, 2016.
COURSE 2: CREATING AN ETHICAL
Designed to provide executives, managers, and supervisors the knowledge and tools to create and sustain an ethical culture in their company, department, or work group. Course runs February 8-June 14, 2016.
Overview and Course Expectations:The courses are self-paced. To be successful, students should plan about two hours per module to interact with the course content, which includes introducing yourself, watching the video vignettes, posting to case discussions, completing and posting to exercises, taking end-of-module quizzes, submitting a 400 word ethical analysis, and completing peer reviews of three other student ethics analyses. Further instruction is provided with in each module and in the Student Overview Module that lists the course requirements.
Letter of Completion and Badges:Students who complete all of the course requirements will receive a letter of completion from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and a digital badge from the instructor. No academic credit is granted.
Join Our MOOC Social Media Ambassador Program (SMAP)
Are you on Twitter? MOOC participants have the unique opportunity to join the Ethics Center's SMAP (Social Media Ambassadors) Program. We are offering a chance to win $100 Amazon gift cards for MOOC participants who tweet along the way as they are taking the course. Here's how it works:
- Follow the Ethics Center on Twitter @scuethics, and tweet about the course as you take it using the hashtag #MarkkulaMOOC and a link to our registration page: www.scu.edu/ethics/mooc.
- Prepared tweets embedded in the course module with the "tweet this" symbol also allow students to easily click and tweet.
- Sample Tweets might look like:
Just finished great case study with #MarkkulaMOOC, check it out here: www.scu.edu/ethics/mooc
Taking cool MOOC on #bizethics. Learned framework for #ethical decision making that will help @work! #MarkkulaMOOC www.scu/ethics/mooc
- The five top tweeters in our two courses between August 20 and October 4 will be chosen by Ethics Center staff based on frequency and creativity, and will each receive $100 Amazon gift cards.
- You must have completed the course to be eligible to win, and your completion will be verified. Winners will be announced by October 15, and will also be featured on our Facebook Page and interviewed for our blogs.
- No prizes will be awarded unless we see at least 5 people tweeting…so go for it!
Winners may be requested to participate in promotional activity and the Ethics Center reserves the right to use the names in any publicity both in print and online. Awards are given at the discretion of the Ethics Center, depending on sufficient fulfillment of the criteria.
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What students are saying
This is an excellent course. I recommend to anyone interested in the subject.
Hemantha De Silva May 12
I found the course interesting and true to life - fielding problems that we encounter in the everyday world of work.
Jean Forbes May 13
I took both courses Business Ethics for the Real World and Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture as requisites for my new job as Communications Manager. My experience was great, I found the lectures very engaging, the activities interesting and down to earth cases study. This courses helped me a lot to develop the company's ethical corporate culture, with interesting tips and step by step work. Would recommend the courses to everyone that's interested in this topics! Keep up the good work!
Luisa Fainchtein May 14